Thomas V. Nash, Jr. Primary School ( learn more )

Weymouth Public Schools

Weymouth, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3037501
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 31, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Principal for Nash Primary School

The principal of the primary school is directly responsible to an assistant superintendent of schools.

General Duties:
The principal will plan, organize, administer, manage and coordinate the total school program.

Specific Duties:

• Provides instructional leadership and promotes student behavior that is supportive of and conducive to the implementation of the instructional program.

• Supervises all professional, administrative and support personnel assigned to the school and evaluates staff in keeping with the district’s established procedures. Visits classrooms as frequently as possible for the purpose of observing instruction and supporting the instructional process.

• Assists in the development, revision, and evaluation of the curriculum at the primary school level.

• Organizes and supervises all student activities and oversees the maintenance of standards concerning students’ discipline, health, safety, and general welfare.

• Provides general supervision of all school areas including classrooms, corridors, the cafeteria, the gymnasium, and school grounds and coordinates the use of the building for both day and non school use.

• Directs the maintenance of all school records including health, grade reporting, and attendance records.

• Directs and supervises the preparation of reports requested by the superintendent of schools, the State Department of Education, and other state and federal government agencies.

• Approves field trip requests that support the instructional program.

• Has, subject to district policy, state law, and approval of the superintendent, complete responsibility for hiring and termination of all personnel in the building.

• Assumes responsibility for the implementation and observance of all School Committee policies and regulations by the school’s staff and students.

• Serves as Co-chairperson of the School Council and oversees the development of the school improvement plan.

• Plans and supervises programs for school volunteers

• Plans and supervises staff orientation and mentoring programs and has overall responsibility for those professional development programs conducted in the building.

• Supervises the administration of student discipline in keeping with the concepts of due process and as written in the student handbook and assists in the preparation of recommendations relative to the updating of the primary student handbook.

• Maintains an inventory of school supplies, furniture, equipment, books, and determines the needs in each of these areas for the purpose of preparing the annual budget.

• Maintains and directs the accounting of all school funds and reports annually in this regard to the office of the superintendent of schools.

• Works with staff and students to promote building cleanliness and maintenance.

• Plans and supervises evacuation drills and other elements of the emergency preparedness program.

• Serves on system-wide curriculum and program development committees.

• Interprets school policy and generally works with parents, teachers, and citizens to promote the effective flow of communication.

• Assists in preparing students for transition to the middle school level.

• Organizes informational programs and meetings for students and parents and develops a program of public relations designed to further the community’s understanding and support of primary education.

• Develops and oversees systematic procedures for the continual assessment of pupil achievement.

• Coordinates involvement and provides supervision of student teachers.

• Arranges for necessary substitute coverage, supervises and evaluates performance of substitute teachers.

• Keeps abreast of current educational trends through the reading of professional journals and visitations, for the purpose of evaluation, of schools having innovative programs.

• Delegates authority to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal.

• Performs other such duties as may be assigned by the superintendent of schools.


• Demonstrated leadership ability.
• Vision to advance 21st Century Skills into the curriculum and school based activities.
• Proven ability to work in a collaborative and effective manner with many different constituents.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to succeed in complex and changing environments.
• Minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with graduate course work in school administration.
• Ability to satisfy MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure requirements for school principal, PreK-4
• A minimum of at least (5) five years of successful teaching/leadership experience and a strong understanding of the Primary School model.

Terms of Employment:

• This is a twelve-month position.
• The successful candidate will be extended a contract with terms contingent on experience and qualifications.
• Competitive benefits will be included in the contract offered.
• Effective date of employment will be on or about July 1, 2018

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Weymouth Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • MGL Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012
      An Act Relative to Background Checks

      On January 10, 2013, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law H.4307, an act relative to background checks. The new law requires all newly hired employees, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, to submit to state and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks.

      As a new employee of the Weymouth Public Schools, you will be subject to a Massachusetts criminal background check (CORI). In addition, you will be required to submit to a National Criminal Background Check by fingerprint.

      The fee charged is $55.00 for licensed educators and $35 for all other school personnel.

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    The Weymouth Public Schools has moved to a paperless application process and appreciates your support in this effort. Please submit all required documentation via School Spring. Follow up/additional paperwork or emails are not necessary, as all applications are reviewed through SchoolSpring. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Once all materials have been reviewed, applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Maryann Foley , Human Resource Supervisor
    • 111 Middle Street
    • Weymouth, Massachusetts 02189
    • Phone: 781-335-1460 ext 20315
    • Fax: 781-335-8777
    • Email: click here

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